Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Anna's Heading West

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Anna's Heading West by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Reel for 3C

1-8 1C cross RH, cast one place, and dance a half figure of eight up around 2C to end facing 1st corners. 2C step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 1C turn 1st corners RH to place 1W above 2C and 1M below 3C facing into the set. All take hands as if for crown triangles and set, then drop hands and set advancing turning over right shoulders as in inverting double triangles. 1C turn 1st corners LH to end in 2nd place on opposite sides, 1W facing down, 1M facing up.
17-20 1C dance a half reel of 3 on the sides with corners, giving RS to 2nd corners to start.
21-24 3C, 1C, and 2C dance LS half reels of 3 across the set, 1W giving LS to 2W in 3W place, 1M giving LS to 3M in 2M place. 1C end facing 1st corner positions.
25-28 1C dance a half diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners in diagonally opposite positions, ending by passing RS to face 2nd corner positions.
29-32 1C dance a half diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners in diagonally opposite positions, ending by passing RS to 2nd place on own sides.
Repeat.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Jan 2006)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is On the Port Tack from the San Francisco Collection, Vol. 2.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance was written for Anna Jean, who was leaving our group and moving back to California.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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